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This was done in contravention of the law of Caliph Omar who forbade the construction of new synagogues as well as forbade the destruction of those that existed in the pre-Islamic period.
There was a case when Caliph Umar had ordered the destruction of a mosque, which was built illegally on Jewish land.
He became a spiritual leader, aiming to educate and revive the Jewish community's observance and faith in Judaism.
He changed their Persian religious tradition to Sephardic Jewish tradition.
By the middle of the 18th century, practically all Bukharan Jews lived in the Bukharan Emirate.
are Jews from Central Asia who historically spoke Bukhori, a dialect of the Tajik-Persian language.Jewish centers were closed down, the Muslims of the region usually forced conversion on the Jews, and the Bukharan Jewish population dramatically decreased to the point where they were almost extinct.Due to pressures to convert to Islam, persecution, and isolation from the rest of the Jewish world, the Jews of Bukhara began to lack knowledge and practice of their Jewish religion.Bukharan Jews used the Persian language to communicate among themselves and later developed Bukhori, a distinct dialect of the Tajiki-Persian language with certain linguistic traces of Hebrew.
This language provided easier communication with their neighboring communities and was used for all cultural and educational life among the Jews.Maimon is an ancestor of Shlomo Moussaieff, author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, and the First Lady of Iceland Dorrit Moussaieff.